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Page 2-Thursday, June 4 1981-The Michigan Daily
Canadian
pris-on -riot
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flee to a rooftop where they were
whisked to safety by a helicopter, of-
ficials said. At one point, 40 percent of
the prison was on fire, Steward said.
There was no dollar damage estimate
yet.
The Canadian Armed Forces was
asked to lend 10-man tents to house in-
mates because of the damage to dor-
mitories.
One inmate was hit in the side by a
fragment of a ricocheting bullet, fired
as a warning shot, Stewart said.
Another hurt himself when he fell or
jumped from a burning dormitory. Two
took overdoses of an unknown drug and
three suffered cuts and bruises, he said.
THE PRISON, opened in 1966 as a
center for criminal drug addicts,
houses 312 prisoners.
The trouble began late Tuesday af-
ternoon when the prisoners, armed with
baseball bats and pipes, took over the
institution. They pelted firemen with
stones, and Royal Canadian Mounted
Police officers fired warning shots to
protect the firefighters.
About 90 percent of the inmates had
surrendered by midmorning yesterday,
prison officials said. Prisoners who
surrendered were being searched, then
taken in small groups to a building at
the northeast corner of the prison,
Stewart said.
"THERE HAS been no acting up and
they have been very responsible, which
would lead one to believe that the
majority of the inmate population was
probably acting responsibly throughout
the ordeal," he said.
During the morning, a prison official
using a loudspeaker told the rioters:
"You have 15 minutes to present your-
selves to the south gate where you will
be excorted to a secure area." At that,
about 140 prisoners moved to the
recreation field immediately, and they
were slowly joined by most of the
remaining rioters.
THE RAMPAGE began in the kitchen

CANADA
Inmates
Riot
Vancouver Matsqui
.Prison
WASH.
area, Stewart said. The convicts
quickly gained control of most of the
prison interior.
Stewart said an inmate committee
had complained to the administration
Tuesday afternoon about a new nation-
wide pay scale for prison kitchen em-
ployees which gave them a base salary
of a little more than $3 per day but
eliminated some overtime and bonuses.
"We were totally surprised,"
Steward said of the "spontaneous, in-
stantaneous" uprising.
FOURTEEN ambulances were lined
up at the front gate yesterday morning
as the guards, Royal Canadian Moun-
ted Police and some 100 soldiers from
the Canadian armed forces massed in
formation around the prison.
The Canadian riot came on the heels
of a prison riot that same day in
Hawaii. In Honolulu, no injuries were
reported during the rampage in which
inmates smashed furniture and broke
doors before allowing 80 helmeted
guards back into the medium-security
cellblock for a search.
The uprising reportedly began when
a prisoner spilled coffee on a guard at
breakfast. Prison spokesman Chapman
Lam said when officials attempted to
take the inmate from the cellblock to
question him, the situation "blew up"
and the outnumbered guards fled.

Today
WCBN summer schedule
WCBN, the University's student-operated radio station, has announced its
summer programming schedule. On weekdays, between 7 & 8 p.m., the
station will feature special programming: Monday, Rhythm & Blues;
Tuesday, World of Swing; Wednesday, Rockability; Thursday, Modernistic;
Friday, Salsa. WCBN's public service programming schedule: Monday, 6-7
p.m., Women's Affairs; Tuesday, 6-6:30 p.m., Environmental Issues, 6:30-7
p.m., Tenant's Advocates; Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Minorities at Michigan. Q
Today's weather
Yesterday's showers and thunderstorms should have ended by this mor-
ning, becoming mostly sunny by this afternoon. A high is expected in the mid
to upper 70s.
Happenings...
Films
CG - North by Northwest, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Lorch Hall.
CFT - Arsenic and Old Lace, 2 & 7; Philadelphia Story, 4 & 9, Michigan
Theater.
Miscellaneous
Canterbury Loft - performance, "Counting the Ways," 8 p.m., 332 S.
State.
PTP - performance, "Misalliance," 8p.m., Power Center.
Common Gound Theater Ensemble - performance, "For Colored Girls
Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf," 8 p.m., Men-
delssohn Theater, Michigan League.
Campus Weight Watchers - Mtg., 5:30 p.m., League Project Rm.
Sailing Club - Mtg., 7:45 p.m., 311 W. Engin.
Med. Center Bible Study - Mtg., 12:30 p.m., F2230 Mott Library.
Health Psychology - Sem., "Neuropsychological Performance in Patien-
ts with Pseudoseizures," noon, A-154 Director's Conference Rm, VA Med
Center, 2215 Fuller.
AFTC - film & discussion on mental health care, Foundation House. 8
p.m., public library.
Blind Pig - performance, Rockability Cats, Blind Pig Bar, 208 S. First.
Dept. of Linguistics - Poetry Reading, Sri Srirangam Srinivasarao, 4
p.m., Rackham East Room.
The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCI, No. 21-S
Thursday, June 4, 1981
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